Playlist 05.03.2018

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Playlist 05.03.2018

On this week's programme:

Monsieur Doumani are the contemporary trad Cypriot trio on their third album.

Okra Playground are folk-rockers from Helsinki.

Huun Huur Tu are ambassadors for Tuvan throat-singing - appearing in Dublin on Sunday.

Guy One is a Ghanaian kologo player.

“Gumba Fire” is the result of Soundway’s latest delve into the archives, specifically 1980s South African archives.

Spirited Palestinian exiles, 47Soul, have a brand new album out now.

Gabacho Maroc connect Western Europe to Morocco.

Maloya is the pre-eminent musical genre of Réunion Island, and Zanmari Baré has his soulful version.

Madagascan guitar gets a great showcase with three fine exponents in cahoots.

Indialucia is a summit of Polish flamenco guitar, and Spanish and Indian voices, percussion and more.

“Voice of Nature” is a Tibetan-led project.

Jon Balke is a Norwegian keyboard player with a multicultural ensemble.

Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita’s visit to Dublin was a casualty of the weather, but here he unveils his new collaboration with Welsh harpist, Catrin Finch.

Park Jiha is a notable Korean musician and virtuoso on the Korean oboe or “piri”.

Steve Reich is father-figure of modern classical composition.

Anouar Brahem is a distinguished Tunisian oud-player and band-leader

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday January 8th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.  Monsieur Doumani: “Kick ’n’ slap”.

2.  Monsieur Doumani: “Where shall I bang it?”.  Both from “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani 2018).

3.  Okra Playground: “Kevät / Springtime”.

4.  Okra Playground: “Kokkolintu / The Giant Eagle”.  Both from “Aaneni Yli Vesien” (Nordic Notes 2018).

5.  Huun-Huur-Tu: “Kombu”.

6.  Huun-Huur-Tu: “Khöömei”.  Both from “60 Horses In My Herd” (Shanachie 1993).

***Huun-Huur-Tu play The Grand Social on Sunday 11th March as part of the IMC’s Spectrum Festival***

7.  Guy One: “Bangere Tomme?”. >From “#1” (Philophon 2018).

8.  Ashiko: “Gumba Fire (Madlakadlaka)”. From “Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa” (Soundway 2018).

9.  47Soul: “Machina”.  From “Balfron Promise” (Cooking Vinyl 2018).

10. Gabacho Maroc: “Amara Moussaoui”. From “Tawassol” (Les Arts Allies 2017).

11. Caméléon: “La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes”. From the compilation “Ote Maloya: The Birth of Electric Maloya on Reunion Island 1975-1986” (Strut 2017).

12. Zanmari Baré: “Bekabir”. From “Vous” (Buda Musique 2018).

13. Teta Jean Claude / Chryzanto Zama / Joël Rabesolo: “Valiha Malaza”. From “Malagasy Guitar Masters - Volo Hazo” (Buda Musique 2018).

14. Indialucia feat. Paquito Gonzalez & Monica Mata: “La Séptima Puerta”. From “Acatao” (CM 2017).

15. Yungdrung Gyal & Wangmo: “Buddha On Earth”. From “Voice Of Nature / Tshang Yang Gya Tsho” (Wind Music 2017).

16. Jon Balke’s Siwan: “Nahnou Houm”. From “Nahnou Houm” (ECM 2017).

17. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: “Bach To Baïsso”. From "Soar" (ARC 2018).

***Seckou Keita plays The Little Museum of Dublin at a date to be re-arranged***

18. Park Jiha: “Communion”. From “Communion” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2018).

19. Steve Reich & International Contemporary Ensemble: “Pulse”. From “Pulse / Quartet” (Nonesuch 2018).

20. Anouar Brahem with Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Django Bates: “La Passante”. From “Blue Maqams” (ECM 2017).

Thanks for listening.

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Various Artists: “Oté Maloya: The Birth of Electric Maloya on Réunion Island 1975-1986" (Strut).

2. Teta Jean Claude / Chryzanto Zama / Joël Rabesolo: “Malagasy Guitar Masters - Volo Hazo” (Buda Musique).

3. Various Artists: “Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa” (Soundway).

4. Park Jiha: “Communion” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: "Soar" (ARC).


6. Maalem Mahmoud Gania: "Colours of the Night" (Hive Mind).


7. Orchestre Les Mangalepa: "Last Band Standing" (Strut).


8. Gabacho Maroc: "Tawassol" (Les Arts Alliés).         


9. Brigid Mae Power: "The Two Worlds" (Tompkins Square).


10. 47Soul: “Balfron Promise” (Cooking Vinyl).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Monsieur Doumani: “Kick ’n’ slap”. From “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani).

2.  47Soul: “Mo Light”. From “Balfron Promise” (Cooking Vinyl).

3.  Aksak Maboul: “Modern Lesson”. From “Un peu de l’ame des bandits” (Crammed).


4.  Masoud Rezaei feat. Kiyarash Etemadseyfi: “Captive”. From “Nothingness” (Rahgozar Haft Eghlim).

5.  Steve Reich & International Contemporary Ensemble: “Pulse”. From “Pulse / Quartet” (Nonesuch).

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